Judy Wang is the anchor of the CLTV weekend morning news. She reports general assignment stories during the week for CLTV, the WGN Morning News, and WGN Midday News. Judy joined CLTV in May 1995 and WGN TV in August of 2009.

Her 1997 documentary entitled “Gina’s Journey”, about a teen girl’s battle with aids, won CLTV second place honors from the National Press Photographers Association for Best Documentary. It was CLTV’s first national award. Judy hosted five of CLTV’s “Community of Cultures” programs in honor of Asian-American Heritage Month. She is a member of the Asian American Journalists Association and the Radio Television News Directors Association.

Judy is a San Francisco native who grew up in Chicago’s Rogers Park community. She graduated from Glenbrook South High School in Glenview in 1984 and the University of Missouri School of Journalism in 1988. In 1985, she spent one summer studying at Tamkung University in Taiwan. She has been an anchor/reporter at KGAN-TV in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, WAOW-TV in Wausau, Wisconsin, WTZH-TV in Meridian, Mississippi, and KOMU-TV in Columbia, Missouri.

Judy studied ballet, tap, and jazz dance before beginning her television career. She enjoys Pilates, shopping, Broadway shows and opera. Judy has served as master of ceremonies for many charity fundraisers and as the grand marshal for Chicago’s Chinese New Year parade. She serves on the advisory board of the Chinese American Service League– the Midwest’s largest social service agency serving Asian Americans.

Recent Articles
  • Chicago teens head to DC for ‘March for Our Lives’

    CHICAGO — Tens of thousands of people will demand tougher gun laws at marches in Chicago, Washington, D.C., and other locations on Saturday. The shooting rampage at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, triggered the “March for Our Lives.” WGN caught up with three students with After School Matters at O’Hare Airport on Friday, before they left for the nation’s capital. One of the students, Mya Middleton, will be one of 15 speakers on Saturday. Six busloads from St. […]

  • Man, 55, fatally stabbed in River North

    CHICAGO — A man was stabbed to death in the city’s River North neighborhood. The incident happened around 2:30 a.m. Friday in the 400 block of North State Street. Police say a 55-year-old man walked out of an alley with a stab wound to his neck. He made it to the corner of State and Hubbard, but then collapsed. He was transported to Northwestern Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead. It’s not clear what led up to the stabbing. Police are […]

  • 9 people robbed in 1 hour on Northwest Side, police say

    CHICAGO — At least 9 people were robbed within an hour Monday morning on Chicago’s Northwest Side. The robberies, plus at least one carjacking and an attempted carjacking, happened between 5 a.m. and 6 a.m. in a 1-square-mile area in the Albany Park neighborhood, police said. Officers believe the same group of two to four young men in their late teens or early 20s are responsible for all of the attacks. The offenders were wearing dark hooded sweatshirts. In one […]

  • Man charged in murder of CPD Cmdr. Paul Bauer pleads not guilty

    CHICAGO —  Shomari Legghette entered a not guilty plea during an arraignment Monday as he faces more than 50 counts, including murder and gun charges, in the killing of  Chicago Police Commander Paul Bauer. Cmdr. Bauer, 53, had been attending a mass shooting training on February 13 when he heard a radio call of a fleeing suspect and spotted Legghette running. Prosecutors say Bauer gave chase and a struggle ensued in a stairwell outside of the Thompson Center, during which Legghette […]

  • Bartender killed, man injured in Joliet bar shooting

    JOLIET, Ill. — A shooting at a bar in Joliet killed one person and wounded another. A 55-year-old man is accused of opening fire at Izzy’s Bar. Just after 1 a.m., witnesses say the suspect, who had allegedly been kicked out of the bar earlier that night, came back in carrying a shotgun, and fired a single round at 52-year-old bartender Danny Rios. Rios was pronounced dead just before 8 a.m. Friday. Mike Cullick was with friends at the bar […]

  • OpenTable employee fired after making 300 fake reservations at Chicago restaurants

    CHICAGO — More than 40 high-end Chicago restaurants lost a lot of money over the last few months – all because of fake reservations. Those restaurants were targeted as part of a scheme traced back to the online reservation company Open Table. It turns out, all of the restaurants that were targeted use one of Open Table’s rivals, a service called Reserve. The scheme attempted to undermine business – possibly as retribution for cutting ties with Open Table. The false reservations […]

  • Woman groped on CTA Blue Line train

    CHICAGO — A woman was groped overnight on an inbound CTA Blue Line train. The incident happened just before midnight Sunday between the Irving Park and Addison stops. The 25-year-old woman was on the train when a man sitting behind her, reached out and grabbed her inappropriately.  She told police the man touched her buttocks and hip before she managed to leave the train at the Addison stop. She was not injured. The offender is described as a black male, 25 […]

  • Democratic candidates square off during heated gubernatorial forum

    CHICAGO — At a gubernatorial forum for Democratic candidates Thursday at the University of Chicago Institute of Politics, Daniel Biss and Chris Kennedy came out swinging, looking to mix it up with JB Pritzker, but Pritzker also showed up ready to fight. Right out of the gate, JB Pritzker and Chris Kennedy, both wealthy businessmen, fought over who’s created the most jobs. Later, Pritzker attacked Kennedy for voting to raise tuition as Chair of the Board at the University of Illinois. […]

  • O’Hare could get $8.5 billion makeover, its biggest ever

    CHICAGO — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the city’s airline carriers are in the final stages of negotiating an $8.5 billion deal to dramatically expand O’Hare International Airport. The eight-year plan would be the single largest and most expensive terminal revamp in the airport’s history, the Chicago Tribune reported. The goal is to increase the number of international flights and create more room for domestic carriers. The airport hasn’t made any major upgrades to its international terminal over the last two decades, […]

  • Uber passenger fatally shot inside vehicle on South Side

    CHICAGO — A man was shot and killed while riding in an Uber on the South Side overnight. The shooting happened shortly after 2 a.m. Monday in the 7400 block of Stony Island in the Grand Crossing neighborhood — near Jackson Park Hospital. A woman identifying her self as a cousin of the victim said he may have left a party nearby and got into the Uber minutes before the shooting. A tan-colored vehicle pulled alongside the Uber and opened […]